Terry out for weeks not months
LONDON, Nov 12, 2012 (AFP) - John Terry has suffered "no significant damage" following a scan on his right knee and will be out for weeks rather than months, Chelsea announced Monday.
Injury cut short Terry's return to action during the Blues' 1-1 draw at home to Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday.
Suspended for four domestic matches after being found guilty of racially abusing Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand in a match last season, Terry got on the score-sheet at Stamford Bridge with a 20th-minute header.
It was the former England defender's 50th goal in all competitions for the reigning European champions, but he was forced to leave the fray fewer than 20 minutes later.
Terry went down clutching his right leg after an accidental collision with Liverpool striker Luis Suarez and was carried from the field on a stretcher in the 39th minute, with Gary Cahill coming on in his place.
Suarez later claimed an equaliser for Liverpool, to leave Chelsea three points behind leaders Manchester United in third place.
Uruguay international Suarez took to Twitter after the game to send Terry his best wishes.
"Hugs to Terry, I hope it's nothing serious," he wrote.